The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 5, 1949 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 5, 1949
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1949 B1.YTHRV1U,E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVCT Arkansas is Due for Large Chunk Of Congress'Waterways Allocation ilind Girl Student Prepares : or Partnership with Husband WASHINGTON, Oct. 5— (Jf>— i House and Senate conferees finally have agreed on a multi-million dollar waterways appropriation bill for the fiscal year that began last July i. The bill, carrying a total appropriation of $604,178.190 for civil functions of the Army, Includes $634,920,090 for flood control and rivers and harbors projects work on huch bills late In June or early July. One-fourth of the first year covered by the measure already is gone. This year conferees wrangled for four months before compromising differences in the bill as It passed the House and the Senate. Despite the delay, however, there has been little if any Interruption aW the various projects under con- wruction. From time to time Congress has. authorized Army engineers to proceed with projects already underway. The bill is a record breaker. Last year Congress appropriated $648,515,668. This year President Truman recommended $712,458,220. The House allowed only $593,292,210. achieving the cut chiefly by means of a If per cent overall reduction which I said would be offset by a decline In construction costs. The Senate, however, upped thi total by $158,149,420, making H $151,440,000. ' The House declined to accep (he Senate Increases and on June : sent the bill to conference. Missouri an Opposed Chairman Cannon (D-Mo) of th House Appropriations Commltte said he didn't want to approve any appropriations to start new costly works. A month ago he and Senator McKeller (D-Tenn) Senate com- mltte chairman, placed lists In the Congressional Record showing agreements had been reached on «11 but 19 items. One by one these Items were agreed upon, the last one late, yesterday. The bill Includes $197,489,690 for rivers and harbors project. $437,430,400 for flood control works. One of the big items Is $67,000,000 for flood control on the lower Mississippi River and Its tributaries. .Amounts agreed 'upon by the •lunate-House conferees included: Flood control construction— Kansas — .Pall River reservoir, $250,000; Kanapolis reservoir. $218,000; Kansas City, Mo., and Kas., $5,000,000; Missouri River agricultural levees, Kas,, Iowa, Neb., and Mo., $5,952,700. Missouri — chariton River, Mo., and Iowa,, $400,000; Clearwater reservoir, $80,000; East Poplar Bluff and Poplar Bluff, $85,000; Perrj County levee districts Nos. 1, 2 and 3, $744,100. Nebraska — Harlan County reservoir, $11,250,000. Arkansas — Bull Shoals reservoir, Ark., and.. Mo. ;.?!2,m,500; Norfork' reservoir, Ark^,. and Mo. $744,100; Red Hiver levees and bank stabilization below Dehtson Dam Ark., Tex., and La., $520,900. Oklahoma — Canton reservoir $165,000; benlson reservoir, Tex. and Okla., $650,000; Fort Gibson reservoir. $12.000,000; Fort Supply reservoir, $116,500; Great, Sal Plains reservoir, $31,000; Hulah reservoir, Okla., and Kas., $4,248,000 Polecat Ureek, $900,000; Ten-killei Ferry reservoir, $5,500,000; Wister reservoir, $17,500; Oolagah reservoir $350,000. Flood control planning— Missouri — Carthage, $8,000; Jo jnna reservoir, $75,000; Meramec •eservoirs, $25,000; Pomme De reservoir, $50,000; Table Roc] Parties in Luxembourg Yet, But Mrs. Mesta Is Off to Fabulous Start HOUSE OF FERLE: The Packard the brought Is parked at the lilt; th soft drinks are itored In the cellar. French cellar. *nna r '•fever rt Terre r< reservoir, Ark., and Mo., $125,000. After the American Revolution loyalists fled to the Bahamas' where they started a boom In cane am cotton plantations—a boom which faded when slavery waa abolfshet In 1838. > LUXEMBOURG. (NBA)—The little duchy of Luxembourg has yet to rock under the Impact of a fabu- backwards lous "Perle Party," but that hasn't chamber, stopped Madame Minister Mesta from U.S.A. from making a.fabu- lous start in her new role as a diplomat. Not long after she arrived in Lux- nbourg, where the tourist trade Is ie No. 2 Industry, the Director of ourism surveyed the situation and as heard to remark that he might ust as well hand in his portfolio. Mrs. Mest That observation Is the first limelight, erle Mesta legend to get into cir- ulatlon here, but there is no evi- ence It was Intended as sarcasm. Only the starchier old-world dip- mats have raised their eye-brows t the appointment of a woman so- alite, unversed In protocol, to the ministry; Luxembourgers are sym- athetic to the Idea, pointing" out lat their ruling sovereign Is a roman, too. , Thus far, Mrs. Mesta is op era t- ng unofficially. The Grand Duch- ss Charlotte, to whom she must resent her letters of credence, n vacation. But Madame Minister sn't sitting around. She works several hours' a day n her office In the Chancellery, a tone's throw from her residence In he Limperlsberg district. She pends a lot of time bossing the redecoration of her new home and planning where she'll put the grand piano, rugs, drapes and kitchen utensils being shipped over from ler Newport estate. There is also a steady stream of callers to contend with —many of them American tourists, as the Director of Tourism was'~q\il4k to note. Somewhat of: a tourist herself, Mrs. Mesta already is getting nround and probably will visit Brussels and Paris frequently. The fact that she has had only scanty briefing by the State Department on her new duties and .he complications of European protocol leaves Mrs. Mesta unflustered. She agreed that she will forego certain activities, such as riding a Ferris wheel as she did when she attended a charity fair with Margaret Truman "in Washington. "But after all," she explained, "protocol here is pretty much the same as-it Is In Washington, and should present no difficulties! Somewhat unlike Washington practice, however, U the formality expected of Mrs. Mesta when she is received by the Grand Duches. xjoutodatj! m IPecorating Book. 1 & ijour NAIRN '.linoleum ctealeri! You don't need to pay a penny for this trcasure-lrove of decorating information! "Answers to Ihe . Most Frequently Asked Questions on Home Decorating" is a brand- new book packed with brilliant full-color photographs, brimming over with fresh ideas. It's prepared for you by the makers of fine Nairn Inlaid Lino- ^klcum to help you solve your own *^lccoraling problems ... to show you all kinds of vronderful ways to make every room inyourhouse gayer, smarter, more livable! Drop in today at your nearest floor covering dealer and get your free copy. While you're there, take 3 look at Nairn Inlaid Linoleum—you'll see why it's the prize linoleum of all! Congolcum- Nairn Inc., Kearny, N. J. OU*ST UNOUUM MMEM AKMCA On.. "Ho»n" I, a „ By Luxembourg tradition, she wi! make her curtsey, and then wall backwards out of the audienc i amber. Receptions at the palace are a formal as they are rare. Luxem oourgers think' there's a chanc Mrs. Mesla's spontaneous frienc Hness, plus Grand Duchess Char lotte's regard for the U, S., ma break the ice a little. There's Hi tie chance, however, that they wl see anything on the scale that sh Mrs. Mesta Into the Washlngto Her Luxembourg residence is comfortable, three-story house along chateau lines with a garden in back. A reception for more than 200' would probably bulge the walls, and the dining room, as presently furnished, would not- seat more than 20 for lunch or dinner. Mrs. Mesta already has decided her future entertaining will take the form of lunch and dinner parties, with perhaps one or two large-scale receptions. When Mrs. Mesta finishes her shopping, there will be plenty of Scotch, rye and bourbon, plus TOPEKA, Kans. (NBA) - Her urlMity resulted In an accident hat blinded her. Her blindness rought on boredom that sent her o law school. And today Kay Arvln a star student at Washburn Law x:hool here, happily looking for- ard to a legal career in partner- ilp with her husband, who Is bout to complete his education for ne bar. Kay is 27, arid has been blind for wo years. Despite the able asslst- nce of Larkln, her seelng-eye box- r, she says she Is "not very good .t being sightless." If a New York eye specialist Is uccessful, she may be able to see again, although he has Intimated t may take a series of operations ind as long as 10 years to restore icr sight. Mrs. Arvin, tall, pretty brunette, will go to New York for the first operation this winter, leaving her aw studies temporarily. The eye specialist, who devotes most of his :lmc to research, has become interested In her case and will perforrr a cornea transplant for Kay in connection with his research work. * • » It may possibly mean she wil be able to see when she returns f" Washburn next summer. The doctor has indicated she may sec for a period of about three weeks, thei lose her sight again. "That will be a terrific thre. weeks," Kay smiled. "I'll be able tc know what It's like to go threi weeks without sleeping." Kay met her husband when botl were students at 'Ottawa Universl ty, Ottawa, Kans. Les Arvln had i leave school to enter the Arnjy, bu Kay graduated In 1943. Then Bh went to work for the'War Depart ment in Hawaii, and when Les wa transferred there from Saipan, the were married. After the war, they came back t Wichita, Kans., and Les flnishe college, working part-time In the Sedgwick County sheriff's office. "Les was careful to show me the guns and equipment he was required to use on the deputy sheriff Job, explaining how they worked and how they should be handled," Kay said. and local wines, in the Since she. never touches . whiskey and only rarely sips wine, there already Is an ample stock of her favorite soft drink on hand. .he brought Packard. It along with her But one morning, Kay woke up early and started to leave, while Les was still sleeping. She noticed an "interesting little flashlight" which she thought Lest must have been Issued. "I'll never know why I did it, but I picked It Up and pressed the little button. It didn't light at first, and I thought that . probably I couldn't see the rays because of the daylight. So I cupped my left hand around my eyes, held the end I mellotv c moordiflit Kentucky's Top Straight Bourbon SK09 NOW V 4/5 quart WM $5.73 Big news!...big price reductionl'..., it's the same fine Straight Kentucky Bourbon. Naturally rich.... naturally good. Ask for it today! mi WHT is i nus ni • n mw r no* tr to. i. urn. vmum u., u**i n. PROFIT By Reading the Classified Ads Every Day! PROFIT By Advertising In The Classified Columns When . You Want to Buy or Sell AK WIIUPPIAR SAME DAY All Classified Advertising Payable in Advance PHONE 4461 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS N. C. Audience Loved Songs of Margaret Truman CULLOWHEE, N. C., Oct. S. (Jf, —The audience loved Margaret Truman in her first appearance on a southern concert tour. The soprano voice of the president's blonde daughter delighted a capacity audience at Western North Carolina Teachers College here last sitting in one room that she Joined him. "I don't deserve any credit for 'going on.'" she says, "I was Just so bored I hud to." She's done well. She hns been chosen for membership on the Law Review Boaid, serves as secretary of the Wnshburn Bar Association tid was named "Woman of the ear" at the Bench and liar Prom, i annual school dance. Besides her studies, she cooks eals on a creaky stove In their lartmcnt, irons her husband's lirts as well as doing the rest o le laundry ' and finds her wa 1 round the dance floor, too. KAY ARVIN: "I don't deserve any credit for 'joUij on.' I was just K bored I had to.' ought was supposed to light up In out ot my face mid pressed the utton." The Instrument, instead of being flashlight, was a new type 12- auge tear gas bomb. It exploded In er face. Doctors worked over her in re- ys, relieving each other every 10 Inutes because the tear gas ovcr- arne them if they stayed longer. At they were afraid .she would be dls- figured—and so was she—but she has only one small scar over he right eye. She could see slightly after sh was released from the, liospital, bu one day, while she was eating din ncr, "n thick white , fog" suddcnl enveloped her and she was blind. When Les enrolled In law schoo rst, they feared for her life. Then, In Topeka, she became to weary o Trad* Statistics Show L«s Congo Buying by US BRUSSELS (rt>>—Newly published Belgian Congo trade statistics show the colony to have a tradlnf profit of about $8.2 million durtm ;he first quarter of 1949. The Cori- — jo's exports are mainly palm oil, Lin, copper and Iron ore u well u pi-eclous stones. • ' •"• Biggest trader was Belgium htr- self taking 455 percent o{ the «- ports and providing «.3 percent of the Imports. American buying allp- iwd from 308 percent of the Congo's exports for 1948 to 25.S for the same period this y««r. The native Uicayan- jndlanj,~ found by Columbus In the Bihima Islands, have become extinct. night. Her program ranged from »n operatic aria to American folk tones. She sang In English. lUllan and German. - , . : .. Miss Truman's party Includei Helen Traubel, leading Wagnerlin; soprano of the Metropolitan Optra The finest beer is Dry- NOTSWEET! Dry is the real beer flavor. Dry Stag tastes cool, alean and is always refreshing. GfftMIMCK Wnttn Irtmry C«ap«y its smooth, its dry nricliment of AviquT AT THIS MOMENT, there are thousands of people in America who^ ire Debating whether to end all compromise with motor cars—by taking the step up to Cadillac. To all these people we should like to say: "Longfellow was right when he penned the words—'Time \sjieeting.' " If you want a Cadillac, and feel that you are entitled to one, you ought to make arrangements at once to have one delivered into your possession. Each day you forego it, you will lose a goodly measure of happiness and satisfaction—for a Cadillac is a joy to possess, and a joy to utilize. Many say'that it adds to the zest of their whole day's activities. Certain it is that a Cadillac brings with it the utmost in performance, in comfort, and in safety—and that it contributes immeasurably to its owner's peace of mind. Few, indeed, e»n be happy without a Cadillac—once they have learned how greatly it enriches their lives. If you are among the many who have the impulse to own a Cadillac, come in and see us soon. Each day you delay means a loss in satisfaction which no other material possessiop can hope to supply. SULLIVAN-NELSON CHEVROLET CO. 301 W. Walnut, Blytheville Phone 578

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